Avon Project Part of Worker Housing Push

But other projects may depend on new legislation The Dare County Commissioners took a step forward in their efforts to encourage new year-round housing developments with a Feb. 4 approval of a site plan and conditional use permit application for construction of a cluster home development in Avon. The application was submitted by OT Enterprises, […] Real Estate |  Full Article

Methodist Men Honored for 41 Years of Service to Hatteras Community

At its Feb. 4 meeting, the Dare Board of Commissioners honored the volunteers of the Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men for 41 years of service to the community on Hatteras Island, during which they have provided 19,000 meals and $2 million in assistance to people in need. Board Chairman Bob Woodard read a Certificate of […] Community News |  Full Article

Concerns Voiced on Housing Crunch

Following a July 9 public hearing on proposed zoning amendments to address the county’s shortage of affordable housing, the Dare County Planning Board directed Planning Director Donna Creef to draft specific language for amendments that the board can vote on at its August meeting. At the hearing, a number of community and business leaders spoke […] Real Estate |  Full Article

Board Hears Case for Offshore Drilling

OUTER BANKS SENTINEL The Dare Board of Commissioners listened respectfully to an April 3 presentation advocating for seismic surveys and the possibility of offshore drilling off the North Carolina coast, but remained convinced that it carried an unacceptable risk. Speaking at the morning commissioners meeting, John Droz argued that, “The only way that citizens and […] Local News |  Full Article

The Outer Banks Sentinel

BY NEEL KELLER BY NEEL KELLER The Outer Banks Sentinel The Outer Banks Sentinel Given the favorable consensus among those speaking at the March 19 Dare Board of Commissioners meeting, opening the door to food trucks seemed like an idea whose time had clearly come. So, following a public hearing on the issue, the Dare […] Local News |  Full Article

Next Round in the Drilling Fight

Despite numerous requests for additional hearings and an extension of the deadline, the 60-day comment period on the Trump Administration’s proposal for expanded offshore drilling came and went, as expected, at midnight on March 9. But local officials and advocates say the effort to exempt North Carolina, and other states, from the proposed drilling plan […] Local News |  Full Article